But it is clear that Lin would have excelled as the starting point guard of the Brooklyn Nets. Fans only have to wonder how much better Brooklyn would be if Lin was consistently on the floor.
Arguably, the Nets have yet to show their full potential because of players regularly coming down with injuries, Lin being the prime example.
Still, Lin is making a huge statement in fan voting for the All-Star Game, which makes up 50% of the vote. All current players and a media panel split the rest of the vote, accounting for 25% each.
Lin previously participated in All-Star Game festivities twice, once during his year in New York, and once during his first year in Houston.
While with the New York Knicks, he played in the Rising Stars Challenge, after being excluded from the original Rising Stars roster. Lin was added to the player pool after his incredible breakout with the Knicks dubbed as ‘Linsanity.’
The following year with the Houston Rockets, Lin finished third in voting behind Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul for the two starting guard spots in the Western Conference. However, he was selected to compete in the Skills Challenge.
Lin returned to the Brooklyn Nets lineup on December 20 after missing 23 games but it was again a losing effort against the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Center.